Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Northern Ontario Canada
A 2018 is a great machine, and that setup was made for three years.
A 2019 is new therefore unproven to some extent.
May be great, may not be especially in a first year scenario.
Big or small you can't go wrong with Yamaha.
The 700 works great on trails and doesn't feel too big, oh yea and has plenty of power.
When I looked into a new quad it was about getting the most reliable brand and model I could find.
Quad transmissions were a big concern being belt drive, but Yamaha's belt doesn't slip like other brands so it reacts quicker and lasts much longer.
Having electric power steering is just wonderful.
I've used the diff lock every opportunity I need it.
That little feature turns the thing into a mountain goat!
2009 Grizzly 550 Special Edition, Red Midnight Armour, EPS, 26"Pitbull Growler BG2.5 xor, on 12"polished alloy SE wheels with 1"spacers, Yamaha overfenders & windshield, Heat Demon grips & thumb warmers, 2500lbs Warn winch, two up seat / storage box, Moose rear bumper, Gold Plugs in diffs & engine, COOP45 machined sheave + 0.5mm shim (3.1:1), 18 gram weights, EPI Orange spring